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Chipotle Grilled Chicken with Pineapple & Avocado












Ingredients

  • 1 large fresh pineapple (about 3 pounds)

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

  • 1 (7-ounce) can chipotles in adobo sauce, divided

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • 4 (6 ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts

  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided

  • 2 medium ripe avocados, cut into wedges


Directions


Step 1: Cut Pineapple

Peel and core the pineapple. Cut the pineapple flesh into planks about 1 inch thick and 3 inches long to about 2 cups. Place the sliced pineapple, oil and 1 tablespoon adobo in a medium bowl; toss until combined.

Step 2: Chop Pineapple and add to bowl

Finely chop more pineapple to about 1/4 cup. Transfer the chopped pineapple to a large bowl along with any accumulated juices. (Reserve remaining pineapple for another use.)

Step 3: Marinade Chicken

Finely chop 2 to 3 chipotles to yield roughly 2 tablespoons; add to the large bowl with the chopped pineapple. Whisk in honey and 1/4 cup adobo. (Reserve remaining chipotles and adobo for another use.) Add chicken; toss to coat. Cover and let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes.

Step 4: Grill Pineapple Slices

Preheat grill to high (450°F to 500°F). Remove the pineapple planks from the marinade; place on oiled grates (reserve remaining marinade). Grill, uncovered, turning once, until charred and tender, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a large platter.

Step 5: Grill Chicken

Remove the chicken from the marinade. Then sprinkle with 3/4 teaspoon salt (discard chicken marinade). Grill the chicken on oiled grates, uncovered and turning once, until the outside is caramelized, and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest portion registers 165°F, 6 to 8 minutes per side. Brush the tops of the breasts with the reserved pineapple marinade; grill for 1 minute more. Transfer to the platter with the pineapple.


Step 6: Serve

Serve the chicken breasts whole or sliced with the grilled pineapple and fresh avocado. Season everything evenly with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt before serving.


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